Campaign to educate patients about psoriatic arthritis
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two organizations are providing an educational program centered on a serious form of arthritis that affects up to 2 million people in the United States.
The National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation said they would partner for the second year to educate residents of southern California about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects about 300,000 people in the state and 98,000 people in the Los Angeles area.
The two groups will present the first arthritis-specific program in southern California, titled Be Joint Smart, at the Hilton Pasadena on Sept. 28. Up to 30% of people with psoriasis actually have psoriatic arthritis. According to research by the National Psoriasis Foundation, nearly 25% of people diagnosed with psoriasis may have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis, and early diagnosis and treatment is critical for preventing long-term joint damage and disability.
Rocketcases offers retro gamer protective cases for new iPhone 5
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Rocketcases announced on Tuesday a new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and new iPhone 5 styled after retro gaming devices.
Rocketcases’ iPhone cases protect iPhones from falls and scratches with a hard silicone and plastic materials. The retro gaming cases are available in two options.
The G Boy case is modelled after the Nintendo’s original handheld Gameboy device. The G Boy is make of silicone and comes in a black and white coloring.
The Controller Rocketcase is a simulacrum of the original Nintendo Entertainment System’s game controller. The Controller case is made of hard plastic.
Both cases are available at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.95.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is available now and the company plans the release of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Sept. 20.
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More than US$4.3 million donated for arthritis research in Canada
TORONTO — The Arthritis Society is donating more than C$4.5 million for arthritis research in Canada, the group said Wednesday.
The organization, which is Canada’s largest nongovernment funder of basic and applied arthritis researcher, said the funding will be used for established researchers and young investigators who are new to research. The amount is equivalent to US$4.36 million.
"The Arthritis Society is committed to setting lives in motion, and one of the ways we do this is through the funding of research that will have an impact on people living with arthritis today," Arthritis Society chief mission officer Joanne Simons said. "In addition, we are tremendously fortunate to fund many young investigators who are just beginning their careers in arthritis, a field of study that every day has the potential for a major breakthrough."